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Melanie M.

Location:

Valatie, NY
Hometown: Pleasant Valley, NY

Member since:

April 10, 2014

What type of business are you in and where are you located?

I own a professional pet sitting, dog walking, horse and farm animal care business. I provide in home animal care to clients in Millbrook and surrounding towns.

What are you interested in getting out of this group?

I want to network with local small business owners, and gain insight to grow and expand my business. I feel that my business has gotten a bit stagnant. I would like a fresh perspective on improving my business model, marketing and work on a plan to grow. I would like to bring on employees soon. I currently utilize 3 independent contractors for busy times and areas outside the immediate area. I want to begin to scale back from doing a lot of the daily pet care myself, and have my sitters do most of it, so I can focus on growing the business. But I'm not quite in the financial position to do that just yet.

Introduction

I'm Melanie Michon. I am a former creative professional with a large marketing/ad agency in Boston. I moved to Dutchess Cty in 2002, and started my current business in 2008. I own a professional pet sitting, dog walking, animal care business.


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